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3 STRUGGLES You’ll Face During Your Research Journey
3 STRUGGLES You’ll Face During Your Research Journey

🎙️ The 3 STRUGGLES You're Bound To Face (And how to deal with them...) By: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | April 2024Writing a dissertation or thesis is no small task. The academic research journey is one filled with trials and tribulations, especially...

How To Write A Research Paper (Video Tutorial)
How To Write A Research Paper (Video Tutorial)

How To Write A Research Paper Step-By-Step Tutorial With Examples + FREE TemplateBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewer: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | March 2024For many students, crafting a strong research paper from scratch can feel like a daunting task - and rightly so!...

How To Reference In Microsoft Word (Video Tutorial)
How To Reference In Microsoft Word (Video Tutorial)

How To Reference In Microsoft Word Step-By-Step Video Tutorial With ExamplesBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewer: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | March 2024In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to use Microsoft Word's referencing function for in-text citations and...

MLA 9 Formatting: How To Format Your Paper For MLA
MLA 9 Formatting: How To Format Your Paper For MLA

MLA 9th Edition Formatting A Simple, Step-by-Step Guide + Free TemplateBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewer: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | July 2023Formatting your paper in MLA style can feel like a pretty daunting task. In this post, we'll show you exactly how to set up...

APA 7 Formatting: How To Set Up Your Student Paper
APA 7 Formatting: How To Set Up Your Student Paper

APA 7th Edition Formatting A Simple, Step-by-Step Guide + Free TemplateBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewer: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | June 2023Formatting your paper in APA 7th edition can feel like a pretty daunting task, and understandably so. In this post, we’ll...

Logos, Ethos & Pathos: The Rhetorical Triangle
Logos, Ethos & Pathos: The Rhetorical Triangle

What Are Logos, Pathos & Ethos? A straight-forward explainer (with examples)By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewer: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | June 2023If you spend any amount of time exploring the wonderful world of philosophy, you’re bound to run into the dynamic...

How To Avoid Bias In Your Research
How To Avoid Bias In Your Research

Research Bias 101: What You Need To KnowBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewed By: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | September 2022If you're new to academic research, research bias (also sometimes called researcher bias) is one of the many things you need to understand to...

How To Reduce Word Count (Without Losing Precious Marks)
How To Reduce Word Count (Without Losing Precious Marks)

How To Reduce Word Count In Your Dissertation, Thesis Or Academics Assignments (without losing those precious marks)If you follow some of the advice on this blog, chances are one of your biggest challenges is keeping your academic writing projects within the specified...

How To Choose The Right Charts In Your Dissertation Findings Chapter
How To Choose The Right Charts In Your Dissertation Findings Chapter

Writing Your Dissertation Findings Chapter How To Choose The Best-Suited Chart For The JobOnce you've done the fieldwork and number crunching for your dissertation or thesis, you'll need to present your findings in the a separate chapter called "Findings". Sometimes...

Critical Writing: Descriptive vs Analytical Writing In Research
Critical Writing: Descriptive vs Analytical Writing In Research

Critical Writing 101 Descriptive vs Analytical vs Critical WritingBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewed By: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | April 2017Across the thousands of students we work with, descriptive writing (as opposed to critical or analytical writing) is an...